Digital Collections

New Netherland Council Dutch colonial patents and deeds

Identifier: A1880
Alternate Identifier: AMS ID Number: 5831
Repository: New York State Archives
Description: This series consists predominantly of land patents, in Dutch, through which the director-general and council of New Netherland allowed private individuals to take possession of land in freehold, as opposed to the previous policy of only granting permission to hold land for cultivation. Also included are some deeds that record the purchase of land from natives for the West India Company and several patroons.

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New Netherland. Council. (is related to)